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The world is so bad and wicked because people do not have compassion. People who have compassion will not deceive, defraud, rob, rape, lie, and kill. The conflict of the universe is the conflict between good and evil. The conflict between good and evil creates the greatest ongoing drama in the universe. It is sad and uncomfortable to watch the drama of evil forces oppressing and abusing and persecuting the righteous. As the Bible says, the righteous will suffer persecution.
2Ti 3:12,“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” To suffer persecution in Greek is diōkō, it means to make to run or flee, put to flight, drive away; to be pursued in a hostile manner; to harass, trouble, molest one; to be mistreated; to be oppressed; - it occurs 47 times in the New Testament. In the history of the Church how many Christians had suffered abuse, mistreatment, oppression, and even torture or death.
God represents good, the devil represents evil. The devil is no rival of God. I do not like the preachers who magnify the power of the devil because it is un-Scriptural. The ultimate outcome of the conflict between good and evil is sure before the foundation of the earth. God is the Eternal Victor, the devil is the everlasting loser doomed to eternal punishment. Between now and then God grants free will to mankind; for every man has a choice. Every human being is free to choose good or evil. To be good is to have compassion; the evil forces have no compassion. Warmongers and terrorists represent the two greatest evils in the world and account for 99 percent of all troubles, tribulations, hardships, and sufferings in the world. The righteous people suffer under the hands of the wicked. God moves according to His plan, and He does as He pleases. God appoints that every man will die and after death judgment. The end of the world is the Day of Judgment. The righteous (those who died in the Lord) will have the first resurrection. Blessed are those who have the first resurrection when Jesus Christ returns, they will rise and reign with the Lord for 1,000 years and thereafter for eternity. After the Millennium, the wicked will rise (the second resurrection) to be condemned with their father the devil and cast into the Lake of Fire which is Hell to be tortured forever and ever. The end game has been determined by God from the beginning, no matter how the evil forces are ruling ruthlessly the world now.
A Chinese philosopher said, “Every man is endowed with compassion.” Beasts do not have compassion or conscience. Pigs and dogs do not have sense of morality and shame. Every man is born with a conscience – the consciousness of right and wrong, good and evil. American and Japanese leaders have been proven liars and killers. Jesus Christ defines liars and killers as the children of the devil.
Jhn 8:44,“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Evil people have no compassion because they have no conscience, people who have no conscience dare to do wrong and evil beyond description. This explains all the evil deeds done by the evil empire of Japan during World War II and the evil deeds of America since the end of World War II and the ongoing terrorist acts committed by Islamic terrorists. There are different degrees of evil based on the condition of evil people in relation to their conscience. From no conscience to weak conscience, stricken conscience, guilty conscience to conscience seared with a hot iron. There is compelling and convincing evidence that the evil prime minister of Japan is a beast whose conscience has been seared with a hot iron so that his words and deeds reflect who he really is with remarkable denial, deception and distortion shamelessly trying to fool his people and the peoples of the world.
1Ti 4:1-3,“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth.”
Note: Deceitful in Greek is planos which means misleading, leading into error; - it occurs 5 times in the New Testament. The prime minister of Japan has demonstrated to be a deceitful spirit, a "tramp", imposter, corrupter, and deceiver. Hypocrisy in Greek is hypokrisis which means dissimulation, the acting of a stage player; - it occurs 6 times in the New Testament. For example, the deceitful prime minister of Japan says China is a threat, but China does not occupy one inch of foreign territory, while the evil empire pretentiously bought and nationalized and occupies China’s Diaoyu Islands with the aid of the sole superpower. American leaders declare to defend Japan on account of mutual defense treaty in case of war over Diaoyu Islands. American and Japanese leaders definitely display and demonstrate the hypocrisy of liars. Apparently, warmongers, Japanese leaders and terrorists and others have their consciences seared with a hot iron. Do you know why the historically most evil and wicked leaders of Japan could not have a guilty conscience, or stricken conscience because their consciences have been burned by unholy ambition and aggression – their consciences are dead and decayed. The consciences of Japanese leaders have been cauterized with a hot iron, that is why they denied their war crimes, genocide, atrocities, making hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Korean women sex slaves and revised history to whitewash their inglorious past, and lied about their aggression and calling China’s Diaoyu Islands belonging to Japan. The conscience of a disgraced and shameless U.S. senator must also be burned and deadened that he declared Diaoyu Islands belonging to Japan. Liars have dead consciences and they kill without qualms. Their consciences do not reproach them no matter what evil they do or say. They have lost the sense of guilt. That explains why warmongers and terrorists and Japanese militarists and aggressors would do all sorts of evil to satisfy their passions for money, power and sex.
In comparison, good people have compassion because they have good conscience. Clear conscience and good conscience are the same or synonymous. What does it mean to have a clear conscience? To have a clear conscience means always to keep your conscience clear before God and man. Our conscience must be clear before God and man. Warmongers, Japanese leaders and terrorists do not have a clear conscience before God and man. The most ludicrous and ridiculous are the Japanese leaders who practice lawlessness and deceit by their false words and deeds. For example, Japanese leaders bought and nationalized China’s Diaoyu Islands and declared they belong to Japan. If Diaoyu Islands belong to Japan, why would Japanese government pretentiously buy and nationalize it? No nation ever bought and nationalized its own territory! American leaders use words and deeds to fool the world, they do not keep clear conscience before God and man. For example, American leaders say they have to defend Japan on Diaoyu Islands because they have defense treaty with Japan. It is not defense treaty, it is the treaty of aggression and offense intended to rob China’s territories. Can a legitimate nation in the name of treaty defend an aggressor and robber and violator of international law?
I. THE MEANING OF COMPASSION
Gen 19:16,“But he hesitated. So the men seized his hand and the hand of his wife and the hands of his two daughters, for the compassion of the LORD was upon him; and they brought him out, and put him outside the city.”
Note: The word “compassion” first appears in this Scripture. Compassion in Hebrew is chemlah which means mercy, pity, deep sympathy, tenderness; - it occurs only twice in the Old Testament. The background of this Scripture was that God sent two angels to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their wicked sin of homosexuality. The angels told Lot and his family to flee, but Lot hesitated. By the same token I am afraid Taiwan would be lost because the Taiwanese leaders and people hesitate to do what is right. Inaction and delay in uniting with China for common defense might seal them forever as traitors. God had compassion on Lot, and so angels seized their hands and brought them out. Some people do not realize calamity is falling on them; they have to be seized and brought out of danger. Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven. Obama is the first American president who supports legalization of same-sex marriage and maybe the first president who causes global nuclear holocaust because of his support for the evil empire of Japan, rat and rogue nation of Philippines and others and the consequence of his pivot to Asia policy. Lot and his family were saved not because they were worthy, but because the compassion of the Lord on them.
Gen 43:14,“And may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”
Note: Compassion here in Hebrew is racham which means mercy, pity, tender love, very tender affection, grace, favor; - it occurs 44 times in the Old Testament. If I am bereaved, I am bereaved means to calmly bear what is inevitable. In the war of Japanese aggression, Japanese troops killed 50 million peoples (35 million Chinese and 15 million Asians), millions and millions were forced to bear the unbearable. Since the end of World War II the U.S. had killed millions and millions and forced hundreds of millions to bear the unbearable. The Spygate of Obama violated the rights and privacy of billions of peoples around the world and 35 leaders of nations.
Gen 43:30,“Then Joseph hurried out, for his compassion grew warm for his brother, and he sought a place to weep. And he entered his chamber and wept there.”
Note: The word “compassion” used in Gen 43:14 is the same original word used in Gen 43:30. Evidently compassion can deeply stir up a person that he could not control his emotion. It is much better to be stirred up by compassion in doing good than stirred up by malice in doing evil. Compassion can be stimulated. Let us stimulate each other in making our compassion grow warm towards others.
Exd 2:6,“And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said: This is one of the Hebrews' children.”
Note: To have compassion here in Hebrew is chamal which means to spare, have pity, have tender mercy, feel sorry for; - it occurs 41 times in the Old Testament. Pharaoh ordered to kill Hebrew male infants; when the daughter of Pharaoh saw the baby Moses was crying, she had compassion on him because she felt sorry for him and wanted to spare him. To have compassion is to feel sorry for the oppressed and want to spare them from harm.
Exd 33:19,“And He said: I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”
Note: To show compassion here in Hebrew is racham which means to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion; to behold with tenderest affection; - it occurs 44 times in the Old Testament. God reveals to Moses a great truth: God will be gracious to whom He will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom He will show compassion. God shows compassion on you not because you deserve it. It is the grace of God to have compassion on sinful men.
Deu 13:17,“Nothing from that which is put under the ban shall cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers.”
Note: The word “compassion” used in Deu 13:17 is the same original word used in Exd 33:19. From childhood to retirement, I have met millions of peoples in the world and have been to many places; the conclusion of my lifetime experience is this: People are getting worse and worse, more and more immoral and more and more wicked. How I wish the burning anger of God will with one strike destroy all warmongers, oppressors, militarists, supremacists, imperialists, capitalists, monopolists and terrorists! I know God reserves judgment for the wicked and evildoers on the Day of Judgment. The day is coming when the wicked will be no more.
Deu 30:3,“Then the LORD your God will restore you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.”
Note: The word “compassion” used in Deu 30:3 is the same original word used in Deu 13:17. God had compassion on the Jews and gathered them back to the Promised Land, but the state of Israel is surrounded by hostile forces today. How I wish the Jewish people will come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ their Messiah.
Deu 32:36,“For the LORD will vindicate His people, and will have compassion on His servants, when He sees that their strength is gone, and there is none remaining, bond or free.”
Note: To have compassion in Hebrew here is nacham which means to be sorry, be moved to pity, have pity; - it occurs 108 times in the Old Testament.
1Sa 23:21,“Saul said: May you be blessed of the LORD, for you have had compassion on me.”
2Sa 12:6,“He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion.”
Note: To have compassion used in 2Sa 12:6 is the same original word used in 1Sa 23:21. German leaders and German people made restitution to the families of six millions Jews the Nazis had killed. The evil Japanese leaders and government not only refused to pay war reparations and compensations, they shamelessly denied their war crimes, genocide, making millions of Chinese slave workers, hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Korean women sex slaves and other atrocities, and even revised history textbooks to whitewash their infamous history, and glorify and worship their convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes. Historically there is no precedent in comparison to the evil words and deeds of Japanese officials and people. Adding iniquity upon iniquity and injury to insult, Japanese leaders with the aid of America robbed China’s Diaoyu Islands, ceremonially bought and nationalized them as Japanese territory.
1Ki 8:50,“And forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and make them objects of compassion before those who have taken them captive, that they may have compassion on them.”
Note: Forgiveness of our sins and transgressions are not based on our merit, but on God’s compassion. Repentant sinners and believers are objects of compassion. The wicked and evildoers are objects of God’s wrath. Warmongers and oppressors, imperialists and terrorists will not be objects of God’s compassion, but children of wrath to be punished in Hell forever.
2Ki 13:23,“But the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion on them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them or cast them from His presence until now.”
Note: God’s compassion towards the Jews was due to His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Arabs and Gentiles do not have covenant with God. Believers in Christ have a new covenant with God for they receive the right to become children of God.
2Ch 30:9,“For if you return to the LORD, your brothers and your sons will find compassion before those who led them captive and will return to this land. For the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate, and will not turn His face away from you if you return to Him.”
Note: If you turn to God, God will turn to you. If you return to God, God will return to you because God is gracious and compassionate.
2Ch 36:15,“The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place.”
Note: To have compassion in Hebrew in 2Ch 36:15 is the same original word used in Exd 2:6. The prophets of God were His messengers. Jesus Christ was the Son of God who came into the world to save sinners.
2Ch 36:17,“Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or infirm; He gave them all into his hand.”
Note: You can say the same with the evil Japanese troops who slew Chinese young men or virgins, old men or infirm – and worst of all Japanese officials denied them all and glorified and worshiped their convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes.
Neh 13:22,“And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the Sabbath day. For this also remember me, O my God, and have compassion on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.”
Note: To have compassion here in Hebrew is chuwc which means to pity, spare, look upon with compassion, regard kindly; - it occurs 24 times in the Old Testament. God has compassion on His children according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.
Job 8:5,“If you would seek God and implore the compassion of the Almighty.”
Note: Implore in Hebrew is chanan which means to seek favor, entreat for mercy; - it occurs 99 times in the Old Testament. Compassion in Hebrew here is chanan which means mercy, favor, pity; - it occurs 78 times in the Old Testament. The compassion of the Almighty is a good reason to seek God and implore His mercy.
Psa 25:6,“Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, for they have been from of old.”
Psa 25:6,“You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.”
Psa 51:1,“For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.”
Psa 69:16, “Answer me, O LORD, for Your lovingkindness is good; according to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me.”
Note: The word “compassion” here is the same original word used in Psa 25:6, Psa 25:6, Psa 51:1, and Psa 69:16. God will blot out your transgressions if you would accept the Lord Jesus who died on the cross for our sins.
Psa 72:13,“He will have compassion on the poor and needy, and the lives of the needy he will save.”
Psa 77:9,“Has God forgotten to be gracious, or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah.”
Note: The word compassion here is the same original word used in Neh 13:22.
We must not provoke God to anger that He withdraws His compassion. God compassion will be withdrawn when the dispensation of grace is ended. Now is the dispensation of grace when you can be saved. Now is the day of salvation. If you do not repent and believe now, the salvation of God may expire on you.
Psa 79:8,“Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, for we are brought very low.”
Note: When you are brought very low by forces you have no control and you are in great distress, how much you want God’s compassion come quickly to meet your situation. The grace of God is sufficient to meet every situation of believers.
2Cr 12:9,“And He has said to me: My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
Psa 102:13,“You will arise and have compassion on Zion; for it is time to be gracious to her, for the appointed time has come.”
Note: It is clear that God will arise and have compassion on Zion at His appointed time. For children of God, this promise holds true:
Psa 50:15,“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
Note: The compassion of God is backed up by His power. I can testify to you that in my many days of trouble I have called upon the Lord, and the good Lord has rescued me. To God be praised.
Psa 135:14,“For the LORD will judge His people and will have compassion on His servants.”
Note: Before God no one can stand on God’s judgment, but God will have compassion on His servants. It is better to have God’s compassion than the applause of the rich and powerful.
Pro 12:10,“A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.”
Note: Cruel in Hebrew is 'akzariy which means harsh, savage, brutal, fierce, inhuman, pitiless, ruthless; - it occurs 8 times in the Old Testament. The genocide and war crimes committed by Japanese aggressors have been the most cruel, harsh, savage, brutal, fierce, inhuman, pitiless and ruthless in history. How is it possible for American leaders to have alliance with evil Japanese leaders who denied all their evil deeds? The compassion of the wicked is cruel, how much worse is their aggression.
Pro 28:13,“He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.”
Note: Japanese leaders cover up, deny and whitewash their historical transgressions, war crimes, genocide, sex slavery and terrorist acts committed in World War II. Unlike Germany which confessed its crimes and sins and made compensations to the families of its victims, not only Japanese officials do not confess and compensate for their war crimes and atrocities, they glorify and worship their convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes. With American aid, evil Japanese leaders robbed China’s Diaoyu Islands and falsely declare they belong to Japan. Japan and Japanese people will not find compassion of God.
Isa 13:18,“And their bows will mow down the young men, they will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb, nor will their eye pity children.”
Note: This was a fit description of what evil Japanese militarists had done in China. The crime against children should meet with capital punishment.
Isa 14:1,“When the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and again choose Israel, and settle them in their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.”
Note: The Jews have settled in their own land, Arabs and Palestinians have no legal right in the Promised Land. When a nation is good, it will attract strangers or immigrants. The policy of Scandinavian governments to attract terrorists and people of undesirable nations are foolish of the highest order. Consequently, the Scandinavian paradise is lost.
Isa 27:11,“When its limbs are dry, they are broken off; women come and make a fire with them, for they are not a people of discernment, therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them. And their Creator will not be gracious to them.”
Note: Since the end of World War II, American leaders have been proven liars and killers of millions of innocent peoples around the world. American people do not seem to be a people of discernment; otherwise they would not have elected bad and corrupt leaders. How can God the Maker have compassion on warmongers and oppressors, imperialists and terrorists, and how can the Creator be gracious to aggressors and dictators?
Isa 30:18,“Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.”
Note: The compassion of God does not violate justice. Since the Lord is the God of justice, those who long for Him cannot be aggressors and warmongers who violate justice. I tremble to think how much injustice my country has done since the end of World War II. Why those who claim or pretend to be Christians continue to do evil in the name of democracy, rule of law, freedom, humanity, justice and security? There is no blessing in aggression and violence.
Isa 49:10,“They will not hunger or thirst, nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; for He who has compassion on them will lead them and will guide them to springs of water.”
Note: In July-August of 2013, the world has learned the new meaning of scorching heat. There is a place where the fire never dies, and where the wicked will be tortured forever and ever. God has compassion on His children and will lead them and guide them to springs of water. Come to Jesus Christ so that you may drink the water of life. There will be no more hunger or thirst, sorrow and suffering, death and destruction in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Isa 49:13,“Shout for joy, O heavens! And rejoice, O earth! Break forth into joyful shouting, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people and will have compassion on His afflicted.”
Note: Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Shout for joy, O children of God! Rejoice, Christians, Jesus Christ is coming again soon. Those who suffer with Christ will glorify with Him forever and ever.
Isa 49:15,“Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.”
Note: Even mothers may forget and have no compassion on the children of their wombs; God will not forget His children.
Isa 54:7,“For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion I will gather you.”
Note: The greatest gathering in the universe will happen when Jesus Christ returns to reign with the saints. There will be the greatest parade in the universe when Jesus Christ returns and descends from Heaven with mighty angels and apostles to reign with the saints.
Isa 54:8,“In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, but with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you," Says the LORD your Redeemer.”
Note: What is compassion? The Bible gives the definition: God’s compassion is everlasting lovingkindness. Because of God’s compassion Jesus Christ came down to redeem believers from sins and eternal punishment.
Isa 54:10,“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, and My covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says the LORD who has compassion on you.”
Note: The compassion of God is stronger than mountains and hills. Earthquakes may move mountains and hills, but nothing can remove God’s lovingkindness from His children. The Word of God cannot be shaken.
Rom 8:35-39,“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written: FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED. But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Note: There is nothing which will be able to separate children of God from the love of God.
Isa 55:7,“Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
Note: If the wicked forsakes his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and returns to the Lord, He will have compassion on him and abundantly pardon. American leaders will not forsake their way or their thoughts because they think they are doing the right thing. They foolishly and facetiously believe God has given them right to rule the world. Japanese leaders will not confess their war crimes and atrocities and forsake their aggression, because they believe in a religion that glorifies and worships convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes. Those who reject Jesus Christ and trample on the truth have committed unpardonable sin.
Isa 60:10,“Foreigners will build up your walls, and their kings will minister to you; for in My wrath I struck you, and in My favor I have had compassion on you.”
Note: Rom 9:15,“For He says to Moses: I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.”
Note: God will have mercy on whom He has mercy, and God will have compassion on whom He has compassion. If you repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, God will have mercy on you, and God will have compassion on you.
Isa 63:7,“I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has granted them according to His compassion and according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.”
Note: Let the enemies of Israel beware: God has the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which He has granted them according to His compassion and according to the abundance of His lovingkindness.
Isa 63:15, “Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds? The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me.”
Heaven is God holy and glorious habitation. God is looking down from heaven and
sees what warmongers and terrorists are doing in the world. God knows what
God know what the evil prime minister of Japan is up to. God sees every evil deed done by the wicked. God knows the evil and arrogant Japanese leaders who deny their crimes and sins and do not want to repent from their war crimes. God has compassion on the oppressed and abused and persecuted peoples of the world.
Jer 12:15,“And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land.”
Note: God has brought the Jews back to the Promised Land; it is the inheritance of the Jews which God gave to Abraham and his descendants. Palestinians and Arabs have no portion of the Promised Land.
Jer 13:14,“I will dash them against each other, both the fathers and the sons together," declares the LORD. "I will not show pity nor be sorry nor have compassion so as not to destroy them.”
The day is coming when God will destroy the wicked without compassion. So,
Jer 16:5,“For thus says the LORD: Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people, declares the LORD, My lovingkindness and compassion.”
Note: It is a most terrible thing when God withdraws His lovingkindness and compassion from a nation or people. American leaders should repent lest God’s judgment fall upon America.
Jer 21:7,“Then afterwards, declares the LORD: I will give over Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people, even those who survive in this city from the pestilence, the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their foes and into the hand of those who seek their lives; and he will strike them down with the edge of the sword. He will not spare them nor have pity nor compassion.”
Note: God is able and has done in the past in using pestilence, war, famine, drought, flood, tornado or hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, etc. to strike at a nation and its people. God can still do the same. Let America, Japan, Philippines, etc. beware lest God strikes them for their evil deeds.
Jer 30:18,“Thus says the LORD: Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwelling places; and the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, and the palace will stand on its rightful place.”
Note: God can and will restore Israel. The enemies of Israel should not stand in the way lest God destroys them.
Lam 3:32,“For if He causes grief, then He will have compassion according to His abundant lovingkindness.”
Note: God has compassion according to His abundant lovingkindness.
Eze 16:5,“No eye looked with pity on you to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you. Rather you were thrown out into the open field, for you were abhorred on the day you were born.”
Note: Although this Scripture refers to Jerusalem, there are oppressed peoples in the world who suffer the same, abused and mistreated. The rich and powerful always oppress the poor and the weak. Figuratively speaking, minorities in America are thrown out into the open field to swim or sink on your own. America is a land of discrimination by whites and blacks against others. Whites are born with many rights and privileges. Blacks have Affirmative Action to give them special right and treatment.
Dan 1:9,“Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials.”
Note: Children of God should learn this truth: Even the world is full of wicked people; God can grant you favor and compassion in the sight of your superior or those who have authority. As an illustration, it is usually impossible for a student to become a friend of his professor in America. It was God’s favor and compassion that Dr. Harold Koontz, my professor was also my friend. To be frank, there were some professors whom I would never want to be friends. I recall I had an assigned advisor in my graduate studies who was absolutely useless and unhelpful.
Dan 2:18,“So that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.”
Note: God often in history granted compassion so that some individuals would not be destroyed. It has been God’s compassion that I live to the present time. I was almost drowned in my childhood and saved by God’s compassion. God has saved my life many times. I live as long as God wants me to live.
Dan 9:9,“To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him.”
Note: Sinners deserve nothing but death and punishment. It is God’s compassion to send His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins on the cross. Forgiveness of sins is made possible to all who repent and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Dan 9:18,“O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not presenting our supplications before You on account of any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion.”
Note: American supremacists and Islamic terrorists are causing destructions and desolations in the world. We are not presenting our supplications before God on account of any merits of our own, but on account of God’s great compassion. This is the difference between Christianity the revealed religion and all other man-made religions. Under Christianity, we rely on God’s great compassion; under man-made religions you must earn and rely on your own merits. Merits refer to righteousness, piety, virtue of man. In all man-made religions, by your good deeds you ear merit. If you have enough merits you are saved. According to the Bible, no one is good enough to go to heaven. No amount of good deeds or merits can save you.
Isa 64:6,“For all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; and all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.”
Note: Sinners are unclean; all righteous deeds of sinners are like a filthy garment, unacceptable to God.
Rom 3:21-26,“But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”
Note: The righteousness of man could never satisfy the Law of God. The righteousness of God is made available through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe. Salvation is a gift of God by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. Redemption in Greek is apolytrōsis which means a releasing or deliverance effected by payment of ransom, liberation procured by the payment of a ransom; deliverance effected through the death of Christ from the retributive wrath of a holy God and the merited penalty of sin; - it occurs 10 times in the New Testament. Redemption covers the process of propitiation and justification. Propitiation in Greek is hilastērion which means appeasing or expiating, releasing from captivity through the payment of a ransom; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament.
Rom 5:18,“So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.”
Note: Justification in Greek is dikaiōsis which means the act of God declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to Him; adjudging to be righteous, to be counted as righteous; - it occurs only twice in the New Testament. Justification of life to all men is available to those who receive the righteousness of God by faith and through grace in Jesus Christ. God counts believers in Christ as righteous and not guilty.
Hsa 1:7,“But I will have compassion on the house of Judah and deliver them by the LORD their God, and will not deliver them by bow, sword, battle, horses or horsemen.”
Note: The house of Judah needs deliverance by God because they are surrounded by hostile Arab forces. May God have compassion on the house of Judah and may Jews come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Hsa 2:4,“Also, I will have no compassion on her children, because they are children of harlotry.”
Note: If God will have no compassion on children of harlotry, how much worse are the children of the devil. Liars and murderers are children of the devil defined by Jesus Christ.
Hsa 2:19,“I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion.”
Note: Blessed are the people who are betrothed to God in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion. Sadly, the sole superpower is NOT betrothed to God in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion. The opposite is true. The evil empire of Japan is betrothed to the devil.
Hsa 2:23,“I will sow her for Myself in the land. I will also have compassion on her who had not obtained compassion, and I will say to those who were not My people: You are My people! And they will say: You are my God!”
Note: Gentiles are not God’s people. The good news is that those who are not God’s children, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ they can have the right to become children of God. If you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, God can be your God, and you can be God’s children.
Hsa 13:14,“Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from death? O Death, where are your thorns? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion will be hidden from My sight.”
Note: God is able to ransom believers from the power of Sheol. God is able to redeem Christians from death. The God of compassion is willing to save all those who repent and believe in Jesus Christ.
Jon 4:10-11,“Then the LORD said: You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?”
Note: The word compassion here is the same original word used in
Deu 19:13. The Book of Jonah is an interesting and instructive book. God asks Jonah a pertinent question: You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which came up overnight and perished overnight. Should I not have compassion on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals? The Lord presents three objects: plant, more than 120,000 persons and many animals. The value of three objects should be in a descending order: persons, animals, plant. In the hierarchy of order: grass exists for cattle, cattle exist for man, and man exists to serve God. It is wrong to put the value of plant above people and animals. However, I personally think the grace and beauty of an orchard plant is more desirable and valuable than the office of the crooked and corrupt Japanese prime minister.
Zec 1:12,“Then the angel of the LORD said: O LORD of hosts, how long will You have no compassion for Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been indignant these seventy years?”
Zec 1:16,“Therefore thus says the LORD: I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it, declares the LORD of hosts, and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.”
Note: God has compassion for Jerusalem, pagans and Palestinians and Arabs have no portion or legal right. Jerusalem is the Capital of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Zec 10:6,“I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back, because I have had compassion on them; and they will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.”
Note: Do not persecute or mistreat the Jews for God will answer them.
II. THE NATURE OF COMPASSION
Mat 9:13,“But go and learn what this means: I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE, for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Note: Compassion originates from God.
Compassion in Greek is eleos which means mercy of God towards sinners; kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire to help them；readiness to help those in trouble; exercising the virtue of mercy, showing one's self merciful; the mercy and clemency of God in providing and offering to men salvation by Christ; - it occurs 28 times in the New Testament.
Rom 9:15,“For He says to Moses: I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.”
Note: It is not you or anyone who deserves God’s mercy and compassion, it is God’s decision on whom He will have mercy and on whom He will have compassion. O Lord, have mercy on me; have compassion on me.
Mat 12:7,“But if you had known what this means: I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE, you would not have condemned the innocent.”
Note: Western powers are so proud of their rule of law or criminal justice system which often “condemned the innocent”, acquitted the rich and powerful. When a law abiding citizen reports the illegal and unlawful activities of a government agency, the upright citizen is condemned and labeled as traitor. Any government that violates law and rights of peoples and nations is not a legitimate government.
Mat 14:14,“When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.”
Note: To feel compassion used in this Scripture in Greek, splagchnizomai, is the same original word used in Mat 9:36. Compassion is a special feeling for the unfortunate. Capitalism and hegemonism are driven by an obsession to exploit and oppress, without compassion and without truth, without righteousness and without peace.
Mat 15:32,“And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said: I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.”
Note: Food is a basic human necessity. Hunger is an international problem. Many peoples of nations hunger because their leaders spent national resources in buying aircraft carriers, war ships and war planes, missiles and bombs instead of developing their infrastructures in creating jobs and establishing safety nets. Taiwan is facing economic difficulties, and yet its leaders are running dogs of America and taking orders to buy unnecessary and costly and deadly weapons so that Chinese may kill Chinese. China still has many problems, but it has succeeded in feeding 1.3 billion Chinese and lifted up 700 million peasants from poverty.
Psa 103:4,“Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion.”
Note: Many times the Lord redeemed my life from the pit, and my Heavenly Father crowns me with lovingkindness and compassion or I would have perished long ago.
Psa 103:13,“Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.”
Note: The word compassion here is the same used in Psa 102:13. No matter how unworthy we are, if we fear God, the Lord will have compassion on us. A father has compassion on his children because blood relationship; God has compassion on those who fear Him because of Lord and servant relationship.
Psa 106:46,“He also made them objects of compassion in the presence of all their captors.”
Note: It is better to be God’s object of compassion than to be the world’s object of admiration. There are many who think they are some bodies because they have power, money and beauty (sex appeal). You probably cannot find anybody more arrogant and self-conceited than American supremacists and militarists. Japanese leaders are objects of aggression and derision while they think themselves as objects of admiration. The evil prime minister of Japan wants to share Japanese values with other nations. How ludicrous! The Japanese values of aggression, oppression, lies and murders are not to be shared with others. Japan is an evil empire to be despised by all decent nations and peoples, yet the Japanese think they have a glorious empire. They glorify and worship their convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes.
Psa 119:77,“May Your compassion come to me that I may live, for Your law is my delight.”
Note: Children of God live on God’s compassion and delight in the Word of God.
Mat 18:27,“And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.”
Note: The American banks exploit and defraud and fleece consumers by paying almost zero interest on deposits, charging all sorts of unreasonable fees, charging high interest on loans and usury rates on credit cards that cause many bankruptcies. Among the most stupid of American policies is government guarantee of banks. When banks exploit and make big profits, profits go to the pockets of executives. When bank executives do illegal things and mismanage banks into insolvency or bankruptcy, the government uses taxpayer money to bail them out. That was exactly what happened in 2008 economic and financial crisis created by Wall Street and bank executives. America is committing suicide by incurring the largest budget deficits and national debt in the world. Debt, whither it is national or organization or individual, brings disaster and distress. EU and Japan have demonstrated to the world the folly and fault of huge debts. If you want to live happily, live within your means.
Mat 20:34,“Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.”
Note: Jesus Christ came to the world to save sinners not because they are worthy, but because of grace of God.
Mar 1:41,“Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him: I am willing; be cleansed.”
Note: Jesus Christ is able to clean us from all sins. Do you want to be cleansed?
Mar 6:34,“When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.”
Note: Many nations are without good leaders; the corrupt leaders only defraud the people and enrich themselves. Many churches, their preachers do not know the Word of God and have no living message; they serve only ideological garbage and doctrinal trash of man.
Mar 8:2,“I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat.”
Note: To feel compassion in Greek is splagchnizomai which means to be moved as to one's bowels (for the bowels were thought to be the seat of love and pity); feel pity; - it occurs 24 times in the New Testament. The doctors and hospital owners who overcharge and defraud patients do not have compassion. Warmongers and terrorists do not have compassion. Dictators and oppressors do not have compassion. Suffering saints of God, the Lord feels compassion for you. The poor and needy and lonely ones, the Lord feel compassion on you.
Luk 7:13,“When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her: Do not weep.”
Luk 10:33,“But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion.”
Note: A good man feels compassion for the misfortune and misery of others.
Luk 15:20,“So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”
Note: As a father feels compassion for his prodigal son, God even more feels compassion for sinners who repent and come to Jesus.
Rom 9:15,“For He (God) says to Moses: I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.”
Phl 2:1,“Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion.”
Col 3:12,“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
Note: If anyone is in Christ, he will have compassion for others.
Jam 5:11,“We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.”
Note: The Lord is full of compassion and is merciful toward His children.
Christians have compassion because they have a clear conscience.
Gen 20:5-6,“Did he not say to me: She is my sister, and didn't she also say: He is my brother'? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands. Then God said to him in the dream: Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her.”
1Sa 24:5,“Afterward, David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of his robe.”
Note: David was conscience-stricken for having cut off a corner of the robe of Saul because he was God’s anointed even though Saul wanted to kill him.
1Sa 25:31,“My lord will not have on his conscience the staggering burden of needless bloodshed or of having avenged himself. And when the LORD your God has brought my lord success, remember your servant.”
Note: Needless bloodshed is a staggering burden on the conscience of a righteous man, but it does not seem to bother liars and killers of Japanese and American leaders.
2Sa 24:10,“David was conscience-stricken after he had counted the fighting men, and he said to the LORD: I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, LORD, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.”
Note: American leaders do not feel guilty or realize they have done a very foolish thing in backing and aiding the re-militarization of Japan and robbing the Diaoyu Islands of China.
Job 27:6,“I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.”
Note: Blessed is the man whose conscience will not reproach him as long as he lives.
Act 23:1,“Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said: My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day."
Note: This is the model for every servant of Christ to be able to say: I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.
Act 24:16,“So I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.”
This is the greatest achievement of any man: I strive always to keep my
conscience clear before God and man. Most people cannot keep their conscience
clear before men and how much less before God. Do you know anyone in
Rom 9:1,“I speak the truth in Christ--I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit—”
Note: Every Christian must speak the truth in Christ and not lying, how much more is a servant of Christ. If I speak the truth in Christ, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit. Those who do not have the Holy Spirit lie and kill without shame or remorse.
Rom 13:5,“Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.”
Note: Christians do right because it is a matter of conscience and have compassion because conscience requires it.
1Cr 4:4,“My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.”
Note: This is the higher Christian morality, even your conscience is clear, but that does not make you innocent. The Lord is higher than your conscience.
1Cr 8:7,“But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.”
1Cr 8:10,“For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol's temple, won't that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols?”
1Cr 8:12,“When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.”
1Cr 10:25,“Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience.”
1Cr 10:27-29,“If an unbeliever invites you to a meal and you want to go, eat whatever is put before you without raising questions of conscience.
But if someone says to you, "This has been offered in sacrifice," then do not eat it, both for the sake of the one who told you and for the sake of conscience. I am referring to the other person's conscience, not yours. For why is my freedom being judged by another's conscience?”
2Cr 1:12,“Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God's grace.”
2Cr 4:2,“Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.”
2Cr 5:11,“Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.”
Christian requirement of love is higher than conscience.
1Ti 1:5,“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”
1Ti 1:19,“Holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.”
1Ti 3:9,“They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.”
2Ti 1:3,“I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.”
Hbr 9:9,“This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper.”
Hbr 10:22,“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”
The Christian way of life is to have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.
Hbr 13:18,“Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.”
1Pe 3:16,“Keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.”
1Pe 3:21,“And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
III. THE ACT OF COMPASSION
Zec 7:9,“Thus has the LORD of hosts said: Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother.”
Note: This is the sum of human duty: Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother. Since the end of World War II, American leaders have practiced the opposite of what the Scripture says. When crafty and corrupt American leaders execute injustice and incite unjust wars of aggression, they would lift up high the banners of justice, democracy, human rights, humanitarianism, rule of law, security, etc. A hypocrite pretends to be what he is not.
Neh 1:11,“O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man. Now I was the cupbearer to the king.”
Neh 9:19,“You, in Your great compassion, did not forsake them in the wilderness; the pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go.”
Note: Just as God in the past guided children of Israel out of Egypt and through the wilderness to the Promised Land with the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night, so it is the great compassion of God to guide believers on their way to Heaven.
Neh 9:27,“Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their oppressors who oppressed them, but when they cried to You in the time of their distress, You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion You gave them deliverers who delivered them from the hand of their oppressors.”
Note: Christians who cry and call on the name of the Lord in time of trouble, and God will deliver them.
Neh 9:28,“But as soon as they had rest, they did evil again before You; therefore You abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they ruled over them. When they cried again to You, You heard from heaven, and many times You rescued them according to Your compassion.”
Note: When we cry to God, God hears from heaven.
Neh 9:31,“Nevertheless, in Your great compassion You did not make an end of them or forsake them, for You are a gracious and compassionate God.”
Note: If we do not forsake God, God will never forsake us.
Mat 9:36,“Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.”
Note: To feel compassion in Greek here is splagchnizomai which means to be moved with compassion, have compassion; - it occurs 24 times in the New Testament. Jesus describes the condition of humanity: They are distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd who died on the cross in order to save sinners from eternal damnation. American leaders are leading America and the world to death and destruction with warmongering and aggression and world domination. American hegemonism and Islamic terrorism have caused billions of peoples around the world “distressed and dispirited.” To be distressed in Greek is skyllō which means to vex, trouble, annoy, flay, rend, mangle, give trouble; - it occurs only 4 times in the New Testament. To be dispirited in Greek is rhiptō which means to throw down, cast down, throw to the ground; to be prostrated by fatigue, hunger, etc., - it occurs 8 times in the New Testament. Billions of peoples in the world have been mangled and cast down by evil forces like sheep without a shepherd. Many corrupt rulers and dictatorship oppress and suppress their peoples. Jesus Christ is the Great Shepherd who is leading His sheep to the Kingdom of heaven. The Kingdom of God is where -
Psa 85:10,“Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.”
Note: Mercy in Hebrew is checed which means goodness, kindness, faithfulness, lovingkindness, benignity, benevolence, pity; - it occurs 253 times in the Old Testament. Truth in Hebrew is 'emeth which means firmness, faithfulness, sureness, reliability, reliableness, a body of ethical or religious knowledge, verity, true doctrine; - it occurs 128 times in the Old Testament. Righteousness in Hebrew is tsedeq which means justice, rightness, justness, what is right or just or normal, what is ethically right, rectitude, what is so, what ought to be so, the just cause, integrity; - it occurs 123 times in the Old Testament. Peace in Hebrew is shalowm which means completeness, soundness, welfare, safety, quiet, tranquility, contentment, prosperity, friendship of human relationships, security, concord; - it occurs 242 times in the Old Testament. Mercy and truth must be connected; righteousness and peace must be joined together. There cannot be mercy without truth, and peace follows upon righteousness. The underlying problem of American and Japanese foreign policy is there is no mercy and there is no truth. American intervention is not based on righteousness which results only in war of aggression. Japanese remilitarization is paved the way for war of aggression and expansion.
2Cr 5:14-15,“For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.”
Note: Christians are not controlled by the law of man or human standard; Christians are controlled by the love of Christ.
2Cr 5:21,“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Note: The greatest act of God’s compassion was to make Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Eph 3:14-19,“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able together with all saints, to know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”
Note: With respect to act of God’s compassion, the power of the Holy Spirit is to enable saints to know how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
The compassion of God inspires and stimulates the compassion of man. God’s compassion is the basis of all human compassion.
Mat 18:21-35,“Then Peter came and said to Him: Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times? Jesus said to him: I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. For this reason the Kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying: Have patience with me and I will repay you everything. And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt. But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, Pay back what you owe. So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying: Have patience with me and I will repay you. But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened. Then summoning him, his lord said to him: You wicked slave; I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you? And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”
Note: The United States has wronged and oppressed China numerous times since the infamous Opium Wars, and intensified acts of aggression in 1949 to the present time. The U.S. sent the 7th Fleet to protect the defeated regime of Chiang Kai-shek and prevented Taiwan from reunification with Mainland China. The American imperialist treats Taiwan as its colony and agent to “divide and destroy” China. In 1971 the U.S. violated China’s sovereignty by illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. China does not and has not settled accounts with America. On the contrary, the American leaders unconscionably declare to defend Japan over war with China. Although America is located in North America, the Obama’s pivot to Asia policy seeks to be the supreme power in Asia Pacific. To achieve absolute military supremacy and world domination, the American imperialist is aiding, arming, encouraging and supporting the remilitarization of the evil empire of Japan and rat and rogue nation of Philippines to make false claims to China’s territories and with long front-line nations encircling China in preparation for the coming war of aggression against China. Since the end of World War II American leaders have killed millions and millions of innocent peoples around the world. In an ABC show, a five-year old white boy was asked what to do with $1.3 trillion that America owes to China, the white boy said (maybe he had been coached to say), “Kill everyone in China!” The white racist moderator responded, “It is an interesting idea.” This little incident reflects the mentality and malice of American leaders toward China and Chinese people. Not only ABC holds the opinion of killing everyone in China is an interesting idea to avoid American debt of $1.3 trillion to China, now CNN holds the position that terrorists who on October 28, 2013 attacked China with a deadly fiery car crash in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square deserves sympathy. It has been a proven fact since 1949: all American media more or less are downright biased and hostile toward China and Chinese people in collaboration and collusion with the U.S. government engaging in the propaganda war against China. The 1.45 billion strong Chinese worldwide must not have delusion or illusion about the evil empire of America, and its ally the evil empire of Japan. In particular American Chinese must beware of the conspiracy and hostilities continuously demonstrated by American government and Western media against China and Chinese people and must act accordingly. The enemies of China have been sponsoring and supporting and inciting riots and rebellions in Xinjiang, Tibet, Taiwan and Hong Kong in order to “divide and destroy” China from within for a long time.
In comparison to the parable of the wicked slave, American leaders are more wicked that they “choke” China by every means, economy, finance, military, diplomacy, trade, currency, technology, media, etc. I tremble to think of the judgment of God coming upon the United States of America. The wicked slave represents America. The day is coming, there is no doubt Japanese leaders will be handed over to eternal tortures in Hell.
IV. THE REASON OF COMPASSION
Mic 7:19,“He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
Note: The wages of sin is death. Sinners cannot save themselves. To solve the sin problem, it involved God’s compassion and redemption. Sinners must be redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. It means Jesus had to die in order to save believers from their sins and penalty of sin. Because God has compassion on believers, He casts all our sins into the depths of the sea. The reason of God’s compassion is His love. Unlike man, God’s act of compassion proceeds from His love. For God is love.
Unlike God, man is full of flaws and shortcomings. However, the behavior of man must be linked to and regulated by his conscience. The reason of man’s compassion must be his conscience or for the sake of conscience.
Jhn 8:3-12,“Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him (Jesus) a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him: Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say? This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them: He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first. And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her: Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you? She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her: Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more. Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Note: Convict in Greek is elegchō which means to refute, confute generally with a suggestion of shame; bring to the light, to expose, find fault with, show one his fault; - it occurs 18 times in the New Testament. Conscience in Greek is syneidēsis which means the consciousness of good and evil, distinguishing between what is morally good and bad, consciousness of right conduct; a mind conscious of right and wrong; - it occurs 32 times in the New Testament. The oldest to the youngest went out one by one without throwing a stone at the adulterous woman. By the way the scribes and Pharisees had double standard, they only brought the woman caught in adultery, but not the man as some religion still does today. American leaders also practice duplicity and double standard. When 9-11 incident struck New York City it was declared to be a terrorist act. When terrorists struck at China with deadly riots and incidents, American leaders and media express sympathy for freedom fighters.
Act 23:1,“Paul, looking intently at the Council, said: Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day.”
To live a life with a perfectly good conscience before God is a blameless life.
I do not believe you can find anyone in
Act 24:16,“In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience both before God and before men.”
Note: Paul is a noble example set for all servants of Christ and all believers. You can hardly find a person who is blameless before men, how much more difficult to be blameless before God? Do you know any preacher who fits the descriptive statement aforementioned? It seems even more ludicrous and ridiculous that any preacher would dare to compare himself with Apostle Paul. Blameless in Greek is aproskopos which means not leading others to sin by one's mode of life, without offense, not troubled or distressed by a consciousness of sin; - it occurs 4 times in the New Testament.
Rom 9:1,“I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit.”
Note: A Christian tells the truth in Christ. When a Christian tells the truth, his conscience testifies with him in the Holy Spirit. To lie in Greek is pseudomai which means to speak deliberate falsehoods, to deceive one by a lie; to play false; to show oneself deceitful; - it occurs 12 times in the New Testament. Lying is a most serious nature. Remember what happened to Ananias? Act 5:3-6,“But Peter said: Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God. And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it. The young men got up and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.”
In my short life I have watched quiet a few national leaders on world stage, but there is none more deceitful, deceptive, and diabolical than the prime minister of Japan the Ape, the evil beast and Hitler of Asia. 1Ti 4:2, “speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” The Japanese prime minister is no. 1 in speaking lies in hypocrisy, having his own conscience seared with a hot iron. Well Japanese leaders are idol worshipers; they even worship their executed and dead war criminals as living gods. They have the evil spirit in them; it is of their nature to lie and deny all Japanese war crimes and atrocities. One U.S. senator who claims to be a Christian also lied publicly by saying Diaoyu Islands belong to Japan and that is the position of congress. Well, Billy Graham would not be able to save him. You cannot expect people who have dead conscience to tell the truth. A dead conscience cannot accuse the liar and killer. Jesus defines liars and killers as children of the devil. There are no children of the devil like the Japanese leaders and officials.
2Cr 4:2-4,“But we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
Note: Japanese and American leaders have many things hidden (top secrets) because of shame, and they are walking in craftiness and distorting facts.
who have no conscience, nothing bothers them in lying and killing millions and
millions of peoples. Their mind and conscience is defiled. Apparently the god of this world has blinded the minds of
the American and Japanese leaders who lie and kill. Light shines out of
darkness, but the blind cannot see the light. Christians
conduct themselves for conscience sake because conscience requires it. Having a good conscience, in all
things Christians are willing to live honestly. People who have a good
conscience desire to conduct themselves honorably in all things. Do you know
V. JUDGMENT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO COMPASSION
Jam 2:13,“For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.”
Note: Judgment is Greek is krisis which means opinion or decision given esp. concerning justice and injustice, right or wrong; sentence of condemnation, damnatory judgment, condemnation and punishment; damnation; - it occurs 47 times in the New Testament. Mercy in Greek is eleos which means kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire to help them; readiness to help those in trouble; - it occurs 27 times in the New Testament. We learn of the cruelty of the Roman Empire. In my opinion, the cruelty of the evil Japanese empire is worse because Japanese militarists and leaders are not only merciless they are shameless. Unlike Germany which repented of its war crimes and sins, Japanese leaders denied its genocide of killing 50 million peoples (35 million Chinese and 15 million Asians), making hundreds of thousands of Chinese and Korean women sex slaves; making millions of Chinese slave workers; whitewashing and revising Japanese inglorious past; glorifying and worshiping its convicted and executed war criminals enshrined as national heroes; and with the aid of America robbing China’s Diaoyu Islands and falsely declaring they belong to Japan. Right now by words and deeds Japanese leaders provoke China and in collusion with America they are preparing for the coming war of aggression. Why? Japan wants to rob China’s territories and loot China’s resources in the South China Sea and the East China Sea and the evil leaders of Japan want to be the supreme power in Asia. For America, its leaders pursue absolute military supremacy in order to dictate and dominate the world. I tremble every time I watch American leaders tell lies and distort facts without shame. It is the nature of Japanese leaders to tell lies, deny historical facts and distort right from wrong. For example Japanese aggression is distorted as a response to China’s threat. China has not occupied one inch of foreign territory, while the evil empire of Japan occupies China’s Diaoyu Islands with the aid of the sole superpower. It is a matter of time when the judgment of God will fall upon the evil empires of America and Japan.
Justice will soon triumph over injustice, and judgment will triumph over wickedness. Oh, the wrath of God is not what the cruel Japanese can stand. The wrath of God is not liars and killers can escape.
32:41,“If I sharpen My flashing sword,
And My hand takes hold on justice,
I will render vengeance on My adversaries,
And I will repay those who hate Me.”
Note: Vengeance in Hebrew is naqam which means revenge, retribution; returning injury for injury; punishment for offense; - it occurs 16 times in the Old Testament. Adversary in Hebrew is tsar which means foe, enemy, oppressor; - it occurs 107 times in the Old Testament. Oppressors of men are God’s enemies. Liars and killers are God’s adversaries. During the World War II, Japanese killed 50 million peoples. Since the end of World War II, American leaders instigated hundreds of unjust wars and brutal military interventions which had killed millions and millions of peoples around the world. The American leaders even use drones or unmanned planes to kill people. Evildoers hate God. Warmongers and terrorists hate God. Repay in Hebrew is shalam which means to requite, reward; to make an end of; to recompense any one according to his deeds; - it occurs 143 times in the Old Testament. Do you see the handwriting is on the wall? God is sharpening His flashing sword and His hand takes hold on justice. Not only God will repay the wicked, and God will make an end of them. All evil empires will come to an end.
2Sa 3:39,“I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil.”
Note: When China was weak, Western powers, the United States, and evil empire of Japan oppressed China during the infamous Opium Wars, and the U.S. has oppressed China since 1949 to the present. Listen, American and Japanese leaders, the Lord will repay the evildoer according to his evil. You may escape the International Court of Justice, but you cannot escape the judgment of God.
28:3-5,“Do not drag me away with the wicked
And with those who work iniquity,
Who speak peace with their neighbors,
While evil is in their hearts.
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices;
Requite them according to the deeds of their hands;
Repay them their recompense.
Because they do not regard the works of the LORD nor the deeds of His hands,
He will tear them down and not build them up.”
Note: The wicked are those who work iniquity. America and Japan work iniquity. The Axis of Evil does the work of iniquity. America and Japan are preparing everyday to have a war of aggression against China. American and Japanese leaders speak peace with their neighbors, while evil is in their hearts. American leaders often say they welcome a strong and prosperous China, but in their hearts they want to destroy China since Harry Truman. Requite in Hebrew is Nathan which means to give, pay wages, grant, make repayment for, do in return, retaliate against, recompense; - it occurs 2,021 times in the Old Testament. God will retaliate against American imperialism and the evil empire of Japan according to their dirty works and according to the evil of their practices. Repay in Hebrew is shuwb which means to return evil with evil, to pay back, to punish, to recompense; - it occurs 1,299 times in the Old Testament. You know it is so easy for God to tear down the evil empire of Japan? Ten-point earthquakes and giant tsunamis can bury the evil empire of Japan at the bottom of Pacific Ocean. God can wipe out the evil empire of America by many means.
Jer 16:18,“I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with their abominations.”
Note: Iniquity in Hebrew is `avon which means perversity, depravity, guilt or punishment of iniquity; mischief, crime, injustice; - it occurs 237 times. In 1971 the United States violated China’s sovereignty and the international law by illegally giving administrative control of China’s Diaoyu Islands to the unconditionally surrendered war crime nation of Japan. Not only American leaders do not apologize and demand Japan to return Diaoyu Islands to China without further delay, adding perversity to iniquity and insult to injury, American leaders declare to defend Japan over Diaoyu Islands. Adding iniquity to perversity, Japanese leaders pretentiously bought and nationalized Diaoyu Islands and declare they belong to Japan. Why would any nation buy and nationalize its own territory? God will repay Japan and America for their iniquity and their sin because they have polluted the world with innocent blood. Japan killed 50 million peoples and America killed millions and millions since the end of World War II. America worships the idols of money, power and sex. In addition to worshiping money, power and sex, Japan worships the detestable idols of their convicted and executed war criminals as national heroes and true gods with their abominations. Idols and injustice are abominations to God. American and Japanese leaders are the most arrogant people in the world.
51:56,“For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon,
and her mighty men will be captured, their bows are shattered; for the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.”
Note: The United States of America is the modern Babylon. I do not know there will be a destroyer of America and Japan or not before the coming of Jesus Christ. I know the coming Destroyer is Jesus Christ who is coming against her the warmonger, and her weapon systems will be shattered, for the Lord is a God of recompense, He will fully repay the evil empires of Japan and America.
Mat 16:27,“For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.”
Note: Jesus Christ is coming in the glory of His Father and with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. American leaders when their evil deeds are exposed to the world, they try to explain away with more lies. God knows every evil deed America and Japan have done. God knows every evil deed of Islamic terrorists. God knows every fraud and predatory practice of American doctors, hospital owners, drug and insurance executives, labs and medical suppliers, lawyers, lawmakers, politicians, officials, Wall Street and Hollywood executives, capitalists and monopolists, etc. God knows the evil deeds of everyone. In the sight of God, there are only two groups of people: the righteous believers whose sins are forgiven, and the unrighteous unbelievers who will be sent to Hell for eternal punishment. Do not pretend or claim you are Christians if you are liars and killers. For Jesus Christ defines liars and killers as children of the devil.
Jhn 8:44,“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Hbr 10:30,“For we know Him who said: “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY. And again: THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.”
Note: If the Lord will judge his people, how more terrible the Lord will judge His enemies, the children of the devil. There are two ways a man will be judged. Hbr 9:27,“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”
Note: When a man dies, he will face judgment. Secondly, God will judge the world at the last day, the Day of Judgment.
Jhn 12:48,“He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.”
Act 10:42,“And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.”
Act 17:31,“Because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
Rom 2:16,“On the day when, according to my Gospel, God will judge the secrets of men through Christ Jesus.”
Note: God has fixed the day of Jesus second coming to be the Day of Judgment. How many evil secrets of Japan and America have already been exposed. There are even more deadly secrets that people do not know. God knows every secret of Japan and America and of any nation and people. Jesus Christ will be the Judge of the living and dead. No explanation can justify the evil deed of any leader, nation or people.
2Ti 4:1,“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to Judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom.”
Hbr 4:12,“For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Note: Jesus Christ is the Judge of the living and the dead means those who are still alive when Jesus Christ returns will be judged by Christ. Those who are dead will have the second resurrection to be judged by Christ. Believers who died in Christ will have the first resurrection to have a spiritual and glorious body and reign with Christ first for a thousand years and then for eternity. God judges people in three ways: thoughts, words and deeds of man. No one could stand the judgment of God on words and deeds alone, how much worse on thoughts. God judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. At first I thought only men would in their hearts to lust and have sex with beautiful women; later I learn women do the same.
Jer 17:9,“The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately wicked; who can understand it?”
Jam 5:9,“Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.”
Note: American and Japanese leaders are so arrogant, abusive and oppressive; they do not seem to know the Judge is standing right at the door. American empire is doomed. The evil empire of Japan is doomed.
1Cr 6:2-3,“Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more matters of this life?”
Note: I am not aware what wrong angels have done. This Scripture probably refers to the fallen angels who follow the devil who had committed the sin of rebellion. I am very aware some of the evil deeds of American leaders, lawmakers, officials, Wall Street and Hollywood executives, crooked and corrupt American doctors, dentists, hospital owners, drug and insurance executives, labs and medical suppliers, crooks and criminals, greedy capitalists and monopolists, and evil leaders of the evil empire of Japan and terrorist acts, what Western powers, America and Japan have done to China and peoples of the world, etc.
2Ti 4:8,“In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
Note: I often think the world is so bad and I am so fed up with the knowledge of so much evil and injustice in the world; the fact that I am saved and granted the right to enter the Kingdom of Heaven where there is no more sickness, sorrow, suffering, injustice and death – I am eternally grateful to my Lord and Savior and rejoice for the inheritance, and would be extremely happy even if I do not get any other reward for little unworthy service I might have done for the Kingdom. I rejoice when a Moslem reads the article on Jesus at my website. I rejoice when Chinese read the Truth of the Gospel in Chinese at my website. I rejoice when all foreigners read the articles on my websites in their own languages. I am grateful my articles on Theory of Good Society and Uncivilized Behavior, etc. might have some good influence on some people. That is enough for me; they are good in itself even without any pay or reward. I will be eternally thankful if I have a little part in helping to proclaim the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature in the world.
Jhn 3:17,“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.”
Jhn 12:47,“If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world.”
Note: This is the good news. Jesus Christ came into the world the first time not to judge the world, but to save the world. How did Jesus Christ save the world? Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, by His death on the cross He saves believers from their sins and the penalty of Hell. How can you be saved?
(1). Accept that you are a sinner who cannot save yourself, but God loves you and prepared salvation for you before the foundation of the world by sending His Son Jesus Christ to the world to save you.
(2). Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for your sins, and rose again to justify all who repent and come to Him for forgiveness of sins and accept Him as your Lord and Savior. Ask the Holy Spirit to enter your heart to give you a new life.
(3). Confess with your mouth before the world that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior and you are willing from now on to obey and follow Him.
Repent and believe in Jesus and you will be saved.
Even the wicked Japanese leaders who are liars and killers can be saved if they repent and believe. Even American leaders who have been proven liars and killers can be saved if they repent and believe. Even the Islamic terrorists can be saved if they repent and believe.
Mar 16:15-16,“And He said to them: Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.”
2Pe 3:9,“The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Note: The Lord is not willing that any should perish and go to Hell. God wants all should come to repentance.
Would you now come and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?
JANUARY 18, 2017
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